I Capture the Castle free read ô 9

review I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle free read ô 9 Ú Through six turbulent months of 1934 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home a ruined Suffolk castle and her eccentric and penniless family By the time the last diary shuts there have been great changes in the Mortmain househEt poignant entries about her home a ruined Suffolk castle and her eccentric and penniless family By the time the last diary shu. With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th birthday by my stepdad the title Pride and Prejudice scribbled on a piece of paper and handed to me by my young must've been straight out of college 7th grade English teacher she gave me the paper and sent me to the library to find it and I still remember sitting in that classroom taking in the opening page with grand delightI hadn't ever heard of I Capture the Castle until Stephanie handed me a yellowed beaten up well loved copy To keep At least I think it was for keeps was it Stephanie I still have it if you need it back I was about to leave for France I saved the book for the trip started it in Bretagne in a little loft bedroom and couldn't put it down Read it late at night when everyone else was sleeping sometimes suck outside and read it with a pack of Camel oranges The story is lovely haunting hilarious One of the great poor girls coming of age stories And any girl who has a tendency to romanticize the world in bizarre ways will find a kindred spirit in Cassandra I know I did

read Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Dodie Smith

Through six turbulent months of 1934 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal filling three notebooks with sharply funny y. This is going to be the shortest review I've written on this site in a while The reason I'm going to keep it short is because no description could possibly do justice to this uintessentially English coming of age story which ranks among the most pleasant surprises I've had book wise A summary would make it sound slight trite and predictable all of which it is and would not reflect the fact that it's also funny as hell charismatic deliciously eccentric Austenesue and so utterly charming that I uite literally had sore cheeks after reading it because I couldn't stop smiling at the delightful nonsense the incomparable Cassandra Mortmain spilled out on the pages I'm not exaggerating here this book will charm the pants off you especially if you happen to have two X chromosomes and a bad case of Anglophilia It's what would happen if an early twentieth century Jane Austen were to grow up in a dilapidated castle and get into financial trouble and that's all I'm going say about it except that I want to be Cassandra Mortmain when I grow down Only I think I'll write my book on a computer rather than sitting in the kitchen sink because it would be so much comfortable thank you very much

Dodie Smith Å 9 free read

I Capture the CastleTs there have been great changes in the Mortmain household not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply hopelessly in love. i found this book to alternate between delightful and infuriatinghere is the delightful   images of the english countryside and the crumbling fantastic castle cassandra's optimism and intelligence pre simon perfect descriptions of peaceful contemplative momentsand here is the infuriating cassandra's father a supposed genius but in reality a sexist abusive loathsome distant fellow he appears sporadically to ignore his children leave his wife lonely make everyone uestion his sanity and demand his supper from the ladies of the house the frustrating part of this character is that his terrible behavior is overlooked and often glorified when he should be taken to task i spent a good part of this book longing for someone to throw him into the moat cassandra's personality meltdown after falling in love the optimistic intelligent loving happy girl turns at once into a mean spirited self centered fool she begins to hate her sister and engage in other sorts of petty miserable behavior not only is her change of heart unbelievable in how uickly and totally she becomes a different mean angry self centered person but  somehow the author seems to insinuate that this very change of heart for the worst is in itself the act of growing up what a sad commentary on aging cassandra's behavior isthe back of the book declares by the time she cassandra pens her final entry she has captured the castlei do not believe that cassandra captures the castle by the end of this book i think she loses the castle she has lost her optimism and her ability to write without a certain bitterness her words are tainted by her own angersadnessjealousy about her troublesome love i feel that capturing the castle would have meant cassandra maintaining  her original good nature selflessness and happiness despite her failure in love it would have been rectifying in person her horrid behavior towards her sister and most certainly standing up to her father